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  • n. a class of Mycenaean terracotta figurines depicting women carrying children.


Presumably from Kourotrophos, assigned by Elizabeth B. French, c. 1970 (Wiktionary)


  • The word kourotrophos is a Greek compound word meaning "child nurturer" or simply "nurse".

    The kourotrophos Maffei

  • As previously explained in The kourotrophos Maffei, Larissa Bonfante seems to be flip-flopping about some simple details or even getting them provably wrong despite being in this field for decades with her father, Guiliano Bonfante.

    The false image of cana

  • Etruscologists variously index it as CIE 76, CII 349, and ET Vt 3.3 but the general public knows it as the kourotrophos Maffei.

    The kourotrophos Maffei

  • Of course, without pictures, the average layman is without hope of knowing which is correct and if one does a search using a quasi-effective tool like Google Images under "kourotrophos Maffei" one turns up empty-handed.

    The kourotrophos Maffei

  • = At _Od_ IX 27 Ulysses describes Ithaca to Alcinous as '[Greek: trĂȘchei'] [= _aspera_] [Greek: all 'agathĂȘ kourotrophos]'.

    The Last Poems of Ovid

  • Ithaca is agathe kourotrophos, because it bore and bred hardy men.

    NPNF2-08. Basil: Letters and Select Works


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